Author: Stephen Harding
The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
Da Capo Press
Size: 3,5 МБ
May, 1945. Hitler was dead, the Third Reich was little more than smoking rubble, and no GI wanted to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking and hard-charging Lieutenant Jack Lee and his men, there was one more mission: rescue fourteen prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Alps. It was a dangerous mission, but Lee had help - a German Wehrmacht unit had volunteered to join the fight. Based on official American, German, and French histories, personal memoirs and author interviews, "The Last Battle" is the nearly unbelievable story of the most improbable battle of World War II - a tale of unlikely allies, bravery and cowardice, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.